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#2 on Photo.net's list of Best Photography Books of 2014! To create successful imagery, you need to balance technical know-how and aesthetic vision. In Camera & Craft, we deconstruct photographic principles in new ways to help you think through your process. Together with nine guest…
Paperback – 2014-12-04
The Digital Imaging Masters Series
Adobe Photoshop for Photographers 2014 Release by Photoshop hall-of-famer and acclaimed digital imaging professional Martin Evening has been fully updated to include detailed instruction for all of the updates to Photoshop CC 2014 on Adobe’s Creative Cloud, including significant new…
Paperback – 2014-10-23
Capturing the grandeur of landscapes or mood of a certain natural light is challenging but often the simple details of a texture or color evade photographers most of all. In Close Up Photography in Nature, best-selling authors and nature photography pros, John and Barbara Gerlach,…
Paperback – 2014-09-23
In almost all photography it’s the quality of light that makes or breaks the shot. For professional photographers, chasing the light, waiting for it, sometimes helping it, and finally capturing it is a constant preoccupation — and for some an obsession. Drawing on four decades of doing just this,…
Paperback – 2014-01-28
Michael Freeman’s unrivalled compositional advice, first presented in the bestelling The Photographer's Eye, is explained in a new and deliberately visual manner in The Photographer's Eye Graphic Guide. Photography is a visual language in itself, and therefore lends perfectly to…
Paperback – 2013-09-20
As a photographer it’s possible to train your mind to see inspiration in any situation, and this book will show you how. By introducing you into her creative process, Brooke Shaden—one of the most recognized names in modern art photography—reveals techniques and exercises that you can undertake in…
Paperback – 2013-09-12
Hardback – 2015-10-06
Rethinking Photography is an accessible and illuminating critical introduction to the practice and interpretation of photography today. Peter Smith and Carolyn Lefley closely link critical approaches to photographic practices and present a detailed study of differing historical and contemporary…
Paperback – 2015-09-23
This collection of more than 40 photo assignments is designed to help all students—from beginning freshmen to experienced seniors—improve or reinvigorate their work and reach their full potential as photographers. Whether you are building a syllabus for your first photography class, revitalizing…
Paperback – 2015-09-08
Photography Educators Series
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Fine art photographer, blogger and author, Brooke Shaden discusses why creating a series of images is important for a photographer's portfolio and career and how to put a story into a series of images.
The authors of Light Science & Magic discuss what lights you really need when setting up your first studio.
A tutorial by Martin Evening, author of Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers, 2014 Release on how to use Camera Raw as a Photoshop filter. The post includes both the video tutorial and the tutorial found in the book.